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Tests fail to establish how James Truscott, Maximum Martin and Joshua Lambert-Price died in Canterbury

By Alex Claridge

Post-mortem tests on three musicians who died within five days of each other at the same house in Canterbury have failed to uncover how they died.

Police have been investigating the deaths of James Truscott on August 24 and both Maximum Martin and Joshua Lambert-Price on August 29 at the home in Tudor Road, Wincheap.

They say tests have so far proved inconclusive, but the deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

Max Martin

Max Martin

Mr Truscott, 25, Mr Lambert-Price, 22, and Mr Martin, 35, were all familiar faces on Canterbury’s music scene, where they performed in venues as well as busking on the streets.

On Saturday, a memorial service for Mr Martin was held at the Westgate Hall and attended by more than 300 people.

Diana Madjar, whose late husband Jean-Philippe busked on the city’s streets, went with her son Jules, who had been one of Mr Martin’s friends.

Joshua Lambert-Price

Joshua Lambert-Price

She said: “Max was very close to our family.

"He was at our house all the time and I was a kind of adopted mother to him because he didn’t have one.

“It was a beautiful memorial – the place was absolutely packed.

James Truscott died at the same house in Tudor Road as Max Martin and Joshua Lambert-Price

James Truscott died at the same house in Tudor Road as Max Martin and Joshua Lambert-Price

"There were speeches and video and music. It was just brilliant."

The funeral of former Geoffrey Chaucer School pupil Mr Truscott, who enjoyed playing the ukelele, took place at Barham Crematorium on Tuesday.

It was followed by a wake at the Coach and Horses pub in Harbledown.

Tributes left outside the Beaney

Tributes left outside the Beaney

One of his friends described it as one of the “most beautiful services I’ve ever seen”.

Mr Lambert-Price’s funeral is due to take place next week.

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